Crafting my Life
The posts below are from my Crafting my Life series, which ran every Thursday. It's all about dreaming big, finding equilibrium and being your authentic self.
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People create handcrafts for all sorts of reasons. Some crafts are practical, like knitting a hat to keep your head warm. Some are artistic expressions, like creating an amazing and colourful quilt. And some are rooted in our spiritual impulse, like creating a vision board or knitting a prayer shawl. That last type of crafting […]
I am a thoroughly mediocre dish-washer. Often, when I’m emptying the drying rack the next day, I find at least one pot that looks as if I didn’t wash it in the first place. Last night it was the pot I used to make my most recent batch of homemade deodorant, which still had coconut […]
The title of Katrina Alcorn‘s book – Maxed Out: American Moms on the Brink – resonated with me instantly. While I’m not American, I am a mom. I know how it feels to have a (more than) full plate, with no end in sight. I immediately arranged to speak with her, and I’m thrilled to […]
Many people don’t feel at home in their own bodies. This can be especially true for women, who receive a lot of messages from society about how our bodies need to live up to some kind of unattainable ideal. We may also have been taught that we have to be nice and compliant all the […]
I blogged my last personal happiness list over three months in June, before my kids got out of school for the summer. I’m feeling like it’s time to re-visit it, and remind myself about the things that are going well in my life. Who couldn’t use a little hit of positivity once in a while? […]
My blog has been feeling uncooperative lately, and it’s getting on my nerves. You can read and comment just fine, but the back end isn’t working so well. Sometimes blog posts won’t save, and frequent lost work is common. When I try to delete my spam comments, add a new post or updat a plugin, […]
If you were to sum what the inside of my head is like in two words, those words would be what if. What if the reason my husband is late getting home is because he was in a car accident? What if I haven’t received a reply to that email because no one […]
Earlier this week I talked about developing positive self-talk – and how it makes me think of Stuart Smalley. One of the big reasons that many parents, myself included, watch the language we use is because we don’t want our kids to pick up on our hang-ups. We want the little impressionable ears that are […]
I am all about the monthly blog series, and one of my favourites is creating positive routines. Each month I set one goal with the aim creating a more purpose-filled life. If you’d like to join in and take some steps to create better rhythms and routines in your own life, I’d love to hear […]
For the past few weeks, I’ve been participating in the 10 Week Peaceful Parenting Challenge. It seemed like a good exercise for the summer, both for my blog and for myself. With school out, I’m spending a lot of time with my kids, and like all parents I could always use a little more peace […]
Children are experts at knowing when you’re not really paying attention. Just try to multi-task while a four-year-old is showing you something, and you’ll see what I mean when they say, “No, look at me! Don’t hold anything in your hand! Don’t look at my sister! Look at me!” Little kids are not willing to […]
When you have young children, you’re often too bogged down by the details of daily life to actually stop and notice what’s going on around you. I find that to be the case, anyway. I’m always thinking. My mind is filled with to-do lists, dentist appointments, danger avoidance and snippets of half-forgotten advice from parenting […]